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August 20, 2014 | NPR · If you venture away from the protest zone in Ferguson, Mo., there is an idyllic neighborhood, which doesn't have much patience for the out-of-towners who have joined the protests.
 
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August 20, 2014 | NPR · President Obama has carefully avoided taking sides following the shooting of Missouri teen Michael Brown, disappointing some African-American observers.
 
August 20, 2014 | NPR · Texas ranks 49th out of 50 states in how much funding it commits to mental health. But San Antonio has become a model for other mental health systems. It has saved $50 million over the past 5 years.
 

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August 19, 2014 | NPR · Dr. Joanne Liu of Doctors Without Borders says fear and a lack of sense of urgency has kept the international community in their home countries rather than stepping up to the plate in West Africa.
 
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August 19, 2014 | NPR · The type of Ebola erupting in West Africa is closely related to one found 2,500 miles away — the distance between Boston and San Francisco. How did the virus spread so far without anyone noticing?
 
August 19, 2014 | NPR · Iranian poet and women's rights advocate Simin Behbahani has died. Her work probed the social and political challenges that faced Iran after its Islamic Revolution. She was 87.
 

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August 16, 2014 | NPR · Both Ukraine and Russia say they're trying to send supplies to residents in eastern Ukraine. But with tensions on both sides running high, that aid may take a while to arrive.
 

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August 17, 2014 | NPR · American fighter jets and drones carried out airstrikes against Islamist targets near the Mosul Dam in northern Iraq on Saturday. A breach of the dam could threaten entire cities.
 

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Aug 13, 2014 — The arachnid made quick work of the bug and retreated back off-camera — but not before it surprised viewers and entertained many on Twitter and elsewhere.
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Nov 22, 2013Doctor Who fans have yet another thing to occupy their time. On the eve of the good doctor's 50th anniversary, Google has a doodle — or Whodle — just for them. Watch out for the Dalek.
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May 2, 2013 — Stuart Hall is the latest British TV personality who has been linked to sexual abuse. His arrest is part of an operation that followed revelations about the beloved Jimmy Savile, who died in 2011.
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Apr 12, 2013 — Radio 1 had an issue: Should its Official Chart show play the song, or would that be too tasteless since it was pushed to the top of the charts by critics of Margaret Thatcher? Those who didn't admire the Iron Lady have used the song to make their voices heard.
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Jan 11, 2013 — The case received public attention in early October, when British broadcaster ITV aired a program in which five women said they had been abused by Jimmy Savile in the 1970s. Three of them said the abuse occurred at BBC facilities. A flood of reports followed, as hundreds of victims came forward.
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Nov 12, 2012 — The moves come just days after the BBC's director-general resigned over a news program that wrongly accused a former lawmaker of child abuse. The scandal, which follows another one involving a late BBC star who's been revealed to be a pedophile, has raised big questions about journalistic standards in the modern age.
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Oct 28, 2012 — Glitter, born Paul Gadd, is the first person to be arrested in connection with the Jimmy Savile abuse inquiry that has rocked Britain and its publicly funded broadcaster, the BBC. Glitter was released on bail until mid-December after being questioned.
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May 10, 2012 — In Scotland, viewers of a nightly BBC news program got a surprise when Prince Charles stood in front of a weather map to tell them about all the rain and cold they'd soon experience. "We're under the influence of low pressure," he said.
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Sep 27, 2011 — Some have raised doubts, though, about whether the network was the victim of a hoax.
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Sep 8, 2011 — Ahmad Omid Khpalwak was inside a building that had been attacked by insurgents. As U.S. soldiers were making their way through the scene, investigators say, Khpalwak reached for something. Thinking it was an explosive, the soldier fired.
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